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Thread: Little Twister Tutorial

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    Super Member jdiane318's Avatar
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    Here is a tutorial for the Little Twister. My first time and hope this helps answer questions for anyone who wants to try this method.

    5" blocks and 3" borders cut
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    sewing blocks into strips
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    blocks all sewn together.
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    borders added to blocks and pressed
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    Little Twister 3½" template
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    block after cutting with rotary cutter.
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    Placement of template for 2nd block of 1st row
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    all rows cut and marked.
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    sewing twister blocks together.
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    closer view of Dritz markers
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    graph paper layout
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    sewing strips together
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    1st block to cut by matching template lines with fabric seams.
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    1st row of block, cut using template in order
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    Place first block on top, bring next block up to sew to keep blocks in order
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    1st twister strip complete, do others 5 strips the same way
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    Layout of the 6 strips
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    Sewing twister strips together
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    Completed twister project before adding additional borders, if wanted
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    scraps leftover, the squares are 2½" inch that I make bowties from
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    I like your fabric, I don't think you are done posting yet. . . :?

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    Thanks for the great tute! Cute Fabric & nice job!!

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    Thank you for the tute! Now another thing...I am so bad. Where did you get the egg fabric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwenny
    Thank you for the tute! Now another thing...I am so bad. Where did you get the egg fabric?
    I got it at Joann's last week when it was 50% off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwenny
    Thank you for the tute! Now another thing...I am so bad. Where did you get the egg fabric?
    Have you noticed that the variety of Easter fabric has been nothing compared to other years. I have been to Hobby Lobby, Joann's, the quilt shops and there just hasn't been a lot to choose from. I picked this because of the colors.

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    Thanks for the tute. Love your fabric choices. Very springy!

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    Thanks, I have used the Little Twister and made a mug rug, so much fun

    Thanks again for the tutorial

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    Very nicely done!

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    Thanks for the tute!!
    I've heard about waste but you could do a lot
    with those scraps! :D:D
    Thanks again, great tute~ Sue

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    I am so glad that you showed us how to do it! Just need to get the template now...

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    thanks!

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    Thanks for the tute. I don't think I can bring myself to do one yet - it seems like it wastes fabric :-(. But you did answer my question in how this template works to make the quilt.

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    Thanks for the tutorial & love your fabrics!

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    Thanks for the tute! I can follow written directions but I love the photos to go along with written. It really helps me to see the finished product. I have the Little Twister and the Large Twister and while at a LQS in Ohio, the lady told me they are coming out with the Micro and a Mini Twister tool. Whew won't that be something?

    Kathi in PA

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    You hit the jackpot on that one. Great quilt, great method, clear explanation.
    Thanks
    :thumbup:

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    Hmmm. maybe I won't have to take the class, just buy the template and watch the tute again!

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    Thank you for taking the time another one for my bookmark :) nice and bright colors

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    Thanks so much ------ it sure looks nice and easy with your tute.

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    Great tute, I have the templates so I am bookmarking this. Thank you for taking the time to do this for us.
    Cathie in Fl

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    Wow! What a wonderful tutorial! I'll dig my little tool out now; you've made it look so easy!

    Thanks! :thumbup:

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    Thanks for the tute, I have that size tool also I have a smaller one that uses 3" blocks that i got in houston. Still havent made one yet but saving this love the pictures to go by.

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    I should add that there are two very important things that you should do to make sure you have a successful experience with any of the twister tools:
    1. When you cut each block for one row. Stack the first block on top of the 2nd block, make sure you keep them in the order you cut them or you will have a jig-saw mess. Just for safety's sake, use safety pins to keep the blocks attached in their correct order until you reach your comfort level.
    2. Make sure you put on borders and remember to cut your first block using those corner borders. This is very important to the process and your success.

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    Thanks for this great tute. I bought this ruler a couple of weeks ago, but haven't tried to use it yet as I'm in the middle of a couple other projects I want to finish first.

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    That is nice! I love the fabric. My question is, How do people figure out how to do these crazy cuts and get neat patterns like that. My mind just doesn't work that way.

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